WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the approval of hemp production plans under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for Rhode Island and the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, bringing the total number of approved plans to 72.
USDA continues to receive and review hemp production plans from states and Indian tribes. To review approved plans or check the status of a plan, visit the Status of State and Tribal Hemp Production Plans webpage.
State and tribal plans previously approved include:
|Georgia||Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes|
|Illinois||Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe|
|Indiana||Chippewa Cree Tribe|
|Iowa||Colorado River Indian Tribes|
|Louisiana||Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs|
|Maine||Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians|
|Maryland||Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians|
|Massachusetts||Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe|
|Michigan||Fort Belknap Indian Community|
|Minnesota||Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska|
|Missouri||Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians|
|Montana||La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indian Tribes|
|Nebraska||Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians|
|New Jersey||Lower Sioux Indian Community|
|New Mexico||Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida|
|Ohio||Oglala Sioux Tribe|
|Pennsylvania||Pala Band of Mission Indians|
|South Carolina||Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma|
|South Dakota||Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation|
|Tennessee||Pueblo of Picuris Tribe|
|Texas||Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians|
|Utah||Rosebud Sioux Tribe|
|Washington||Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa|
|West Virginia||San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona|
|Wyoming||Santa Rosa Cahuilla Indian Tribe|
|Puerto Rico||Santee Sioux Nation|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||Seminole Nation of Oklahoma|
|Seneca Nation of Indians|
|Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe|
|Standing Rock Sioux Tribe|
|Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians|
|Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians|
|Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska|
|Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo|
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) directed USDA to develop a regulatory oversight program for hemp and include provisions for USDA to approve hemp production plans submitted by states and Indian tribes. Accordingly, on Oct. 31, 2019, USDA issued an interim final rule establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program and the provisions for USDA to approve submitted plans. State and tribal plans provide details on practices and procedures that enable hemp producers in their jurisdictions to operate according to their individual plans and in compliance with federal laws.
For additional information about the program, visit the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program webpage.
For information or questions related to a specific plan, please contact the applicable state or tribe.
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